Leiopus evgeniyi, an endemic species to Iran, has been described from Golestan province of Iran by Mikhail L. Danilevsky and Yuriy E. Skrylnik in 2014 [▽].
The first four known specimens (the depicted male, holotype + 3 paratypes) of this interesting beetle, which is close to Leiopus (Leiopus) femoratus Fairmaire, 1859,
were collected by sweeping over lower dead thin branches (up to 3 cm in diameter) on deciduous trees in the deciduous forest with Quercus, Fagus and Carpinus [▽].
|Body length:||4.1 - 6 mm|
|Life cycle:||1 - 2 years [?]|
|Adults in:||May - June|
|Host plant:||probably polyphagous on deciduous trees (Quercus, Fagus, Carpinus)|
|Distribution:||an endemic species to Iran|
The depicted male beetle (holotype) was collected in Tāshteh (تاشده) village environs (N37°12′58″ E55°27′51″; 430 m a.s.l, Elburz Mts., 8 km SE Minudasht, Minudasht county,
Golestan province, Iran) on June 8, 2014.
Collected by Yuriy E. Skrylnik
Danilevsky M.L. and Skrylnik Y.E.:
Two new Longicorn (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) species from Iran.
Humanity space - International Almanac 3 (4): 690-694, 2014.